This is just a few weeks after the farm record 51 eggs in one day.
We do acknowledge that the hens from last year (Black Australorps) are starting to molt. And boy, are they ugly looking! Molting is when a chicken sheds its feathers in stages and regrows new feathers. When a hen molts, she stops laying eggs.
But we've got almost 100 pullets who should be pumping out eggs like crazy.
Our thought is they are still holding the move against us. We've bedded down the nest boxes. They have plenty of calcium, feed, and water.
Hmmm, maybe I should get rid of those worthless roosters and see if that helps. Even if it doesn't, they'll still be tasty in my stew pot!
So, if anyone has any suggestions or ideas on how to get hens to kick it into gear, I'd love to hear them!